F/T Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Ohr Chadash Academy

Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is a Torah-driven Orthodox Jewish day school for boys and girls in early childhood through 8th grade, where the divine spark and unique worth of each individual is celebrated. We emphasize the inherent kedusha of both Judaic and General studies and promote a personal relationship with Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Medinat Yisrael. Within a warm, nurturing environment, we instill the values of chesed and middot in our students and foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills through experiential learning and collaborative problem solving. At OCA, we inspire students to be independent and inclusive, caring and confident, educated, and engaged members of the community and society as a whole.

About the Position

The mission of the Ohr Chadash Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to support the individual development of each child through a Torah-driven, developmentally appropriate, child-directed approach. Attentive to each individual child's different abilities, interests, and needs, we use a variety of multisensory teaching tools and materials to ensure that our environment is stimulating and relevant to the growth and potential of each child. Our classrooms are equipped with centers and materials that encourage open-ended exploration within an integrated Judaic and general studies curriculum. Embracing empirically-based teaching strategies and experiential learning opportunities, our program supports children's growth through play and small/large group activities.

F/T Early Childhood Lead Teacher

● Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or content-related skills, preferred
● 2-3 years’ early childhood teaching experience
● Warm, nurturing, flexible, and joyful approach to teaching
● Ability to integrate age-appropriate Torah-based Judaic and general studies content and skill building into a play-based classroom
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
● Excellent written and oral communication skills

● Design and implement interdisciplinary instructional units and daily lesson plans following the Creative Curriculum
● Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
● Use various assessment tools to evaluate each student’s capabilities within the classroom
● Support children in developing age-appropriate cognitive, physical, and social-emotional skills and skills of independence
● Establish a positive relationship with parents by providing regular and positive communication

The successful candidate will possess:
● A reflective, growth mindset with an interest in professional growth
● Sincere passion for early childhood education
● Calm, steady leadership and effective classroom management skills
● Collaborative approach to decision making
● Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
● Ability to skillfully balance an array of responsibilities in a busy school environment
● Engage in ongoing professional development

Location: Baltimore, Md, MD

For More Information, please contact employment@ohrchadashbaltimore.org